Do you have a missing tooth that has changed the appearance of your smile? Close those gaps in your smile and protect your oral health with a dental bridge. Missing teeth can cause other problems besides embarrassment when you smile. Let our team at Lufkin Family Dental help you replace your missing tooth with a beautiful dental bridge.
Once you lose one or more teeth, changes can occur in your mouth. The surrounding teeth can begin to shift into the open space and cause your teeth to become crooked and misaligned. They can be harder to clean and gum disease can take hold. Dental bridges can add an artificial tooth that helps support your existing teeth to prevent shifts and improve the beauty of your smile.
Dental bridges come in many different forms, but the traditional bridge uses your existing teeth to support a pontic or artificial tooth. Bridges can replace one or more teeth that are missing by connecting to dental crowns that are placed on the abutment teeth on either side of the missing tooth or teeth. The crowns have metal work that attach them to the pontics and hold them in place. When finished, the dental bridge adds new teeth into your empty spaces and looks natural.
Dental bridges are preferred over partial dentures that can shift or move. They are fixed in place and blend into your smile for a natural appearance. Not only do they cosmetically improve your smile, they are functional and can prevent other oral health issues.
If you have one or more missing teeth, come see us at Lufkin Family Dental. We offer several options in restoring your smile, including dental implants, dentures and dental bridges. Contact us today to schedule a consultation for dental restoration to give you back your complete, beautiful smile.